You’re bringing a new baby into the world- congratulations!!! Your baby registry will be a HUGE help when it comes to stocking up on all things baby. Putting together a registry may seem overwhelming, especially if this is your first pregnancy, but it doesn’t have to be!
Let’s break down some of the most useful items to include on your baby registry.
*You won’t want to miss the last one!*
Baby Registry Essentials
Diapers + Wipes
Don’t overlook this seemingly obvious number 1! Believe me, diapers and wipes go fast once baby arrives so you’ll appreciate having a stockpile on hand. Request multiple sizes on your registry, NB size diapers don’t last for long! Diaper raffles are a popular way to encourage baby shower guests to arrive with a pack of diapers in hand 😉
Don’t be afraid to put big ticket items on your registry! Family and friends would much rather get things that you really NEED rather than shopping blind. Graco and Chicco are two popular car seat brands. Convertible car seats that can grow with your child are always worth looking into. Most importantly, do your own research and choose a car seat that meets your specific needs and preferences, as well as meets safety standards.
A good stroller can make all the difference when it comes to getting out with your little one. UPPAbaby is a high-end brand that is known for its quality and stylish designs. Their strollers are often convertible and can grow with your child. Graco offers a range of strollers at various price points and are often designed to be travel-friendly and easy to fold. Personally, we used a Contours stroller (the double because we have twins!) and were really happy with it!
Crib and/or Bassinet
If you haven’t already purchased these on your own, consider putting them on your registry. good stroller can make all the difference when it comes to getting out with your little one. UPPAbaby is a high-end brand that is known for its quality and stylish designs. Their strollers are often convertible and can grow with your child. Graco offers a range of strollers at various price points and are designed to be travel-friendly and easy to fold. Personally, we used a Contours stroller (the double because we have twins!) and loved it.
Swaddles, Blankets + Burp Cloths
My boys loved the Ollie Swaddle! If you’re looking for a high quality swaddle that your little one won’t break out of, I can’t recommend this one enough. Lighter swaddles with more stretch and a collection of receiving blankets and oversized burb clothes will be great to have on hand, too. Burts Bees (Am I the only one who thought this company just made chapstick?!) quickly became a favorite for these products in our house.
Great for keeping baby calm and cozy while they sleep. I’m so grateful for the Hatch sound machine recommendation when I was putting together my baby registry. My boys still have it in their room at three years old! There are a lot of portable sound machines, too. They are great for clipping onto your stroller or keeping in your diaper bag for car rides etc. I use The Baby Shusher for all of my newborn sessions and it is one of my favorite items ever.
Don’t forget about feeding items! Bottles, bottle cleaning supplies and breastfeeding items (if desired) are great things to have on your list. We used Dr. Brown’s products with our boys throughout the first year. Avent and Evenflo are also popular choices.
*THE MOST MEANINGFUL GIFT*
Located in Massachusetts? Consider placing a newborn photography gift certificate with me on your registry!
Before you know it, your little one will be growing up and out of every registry gift you receive. I know it’s hard to fathom, but time truly will fly. The days are long, but the years are short 💛
You’ll never regret investing in portraits of the fleeting newborn days. Grandparents, close friends and family may love the opportunity to help you do it. Photographs stay with you forever and give you the ultimate gift: preserving your family’s legacy. Tell me more about newborn photography gift certificates!
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Molly Katherine is a newborn photographer serving families in Boston and MetroWest MA. Specializing in organic, connection-filled portraits, Molly provides a full-service experience ideal for busy Boston moms and their modern, on-the-go families. With a curated wardrobe, light-filled studio space and custom heirloom artwork design, Molly is passionate about serving her clients well every step of the way. If you are drawn to soft, simplistic, joy-filled images and are searching for a Boston maternity or newborn photographer, we may be a great fit.
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